Texas SSA Disability Fraudster Found Guilty in Federal Court
Posted on Dec 20, 2011
Social Security disability fraud strikes again, this time in Tyler, Texas. At the end of November 2011, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced that a 44-year-old man pled guilty to social security fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.
Michael Wayne Jobe pleaded guilty in federal court to theft of government property. According to the testimony, Jobe applied in 2006 and 2007 for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits for his two children. The CPS removed the children from his home during that time period.
The benefits resumed from 2009 until 2011, but during this time period it is alleged that Jobe’s children both moved away from home to live with other friends and family while he continued to collect their benefits. His false reporting that they were still living with him led to his arrest.
Jobe’s fraud resulted in an overpayment of benefits of more than $1,000. He was indicted by a grand jury in September 2011. When sentenced, Jobe could serve up to ten years in prison for his crime. The sentencing date has not been set.
Keefe Disability Law in New England finds the actions of those who would cheat the Social Security Disability program deplorable and hopes that the case comes to a successful final conclusion.